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Issue Twenty Four | A Question of Identity

The Not-So Crazy English

Martin da Cruz

How a British-inspired tactical reform transformed Uruguay into football’s first global power

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Issue Nineteen | Mourinho

The Devil’s Party

Jonathan Wilson

The manager, his methods and why it always goes wrong in the third season.

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Issue Seventeen | Theory

The Man who Built White Ships

Aleksandar Holiga

Stanko Poklepović, the oldest coach in Europe, and the importance of spiral impostations

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Issue Fifteen | Theory

The Roundhead’s Paradox

Nicholas Blincoe

Tony Pulis and the strangely conflicted character of British Puritanism

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Issue Thirteen | History

The Moral Pendulum

Martin Mazur

Argentina’s eternal vacillation between the poles of fútbol and anti-fútbol

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Issue Thirteen | History

The Grandmaster

Michael Cox

How Marcello Lippi used chess tactics to guide Italy to victory at the 2006 World Cup

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Issue Eleven | Interview

Oscar Washington Tabárez

Martin Mazur

El Maestro on how he keeps Uruguay living up to the standards of the past

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Issue Eleven | Theory

Roy's Swedish Revolution

Gunnar Persson

How Roy Hodgson transformed the face of the Swedish game

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Issue Eleven | Theory

Learning to Press

Uli Hesse

The tactical revolution that led to the transformation of the German game

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Issue Nine | Theory

Pep's Four Golden Rules

Simon Kuper

How Guardiola made Barcelona the masters of the pressing game

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Issue Nine | Theory

Taking the Initiative

Nick Ames

Andy Roxburgh, the former Uefa technical director, on how football tactics are changing

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Issue Nine | Past Glories

The Grand Griguol

Dan Colasimone

How El Viejo defied accusations of boringness to inspire the golden age of Ferro Carril Oeste

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Issue Seven | Theory

The English Spaniard

Philippe Auclair

Roberto Martínez discusses his conception of football and the difficulties of adapting to the dark nights of Lancashire

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Issue Six | Theory

The Rise of the Technocrats

Tim Vickery

How attitudes to the dictatorship shape Brazil's change of approach in the seventies

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Issue Five | Theory

Roy the Rover

Philippe Auclair

Roy Hodgson explains how his travels have shaped his coaching philosophy

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Issue Four | Barcelona

Corrida of Uncertainty

David Winner

How the cruelty of tiki-taka resembles bull-fighting

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Issue Four | London

The Bald Eagle and the Modern Way

Bob Yule

How Jim Smith brought the 3-5-2 to Queen's Park Rangers

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Issue Three | Theory

The Mind has Mountains

Lars Sivertsen

Egil Olsen talks about his conception of the game, Wimbledon and his geographical trivia

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Issue Three | Theory

Smash and Thunder

Alexander Jackson

How a change of approach helped Newcastle cast off their chokers tag in the 1910 FA Cup final

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Issue Two | Theory

Brazil and the Rise of the Back Four

Rob Sweeney

How foreign influences led to the evolution of the back four in Brazil

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Issue One | Theory

The First Bilardista

Jonathan Wilson

How Victorio Spinetto pioneered pragmatism in Argentinian football

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Issue One | Greatest Games

Manchester United 2 Real Madrid 3

Rob Smyth

Champions League quarter-final second leg, Old Trafford, Manchester, 19 April 2000

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Issue Zero | Theory

Xavi and the Square Pass

Musa Okwonga

How going sideways became the future

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Issue Zero | Theory

The Search for Space

Michael Cox

How a theory of political polling explains why New Labour was like Dennis Bergkamp

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Issue Zero | Bosnian Coaching

The Professor of Mostar

Sasa Ibrulj

Sulejman Rebac never won a trophy as a manager, but 35 years after his retirement, his influence continues to be felt across Europe

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